SBPD Searching for Missing Sturgeon Bay Teen

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is concerned about the whereabouts and safety of a local teenager, missing since Monday. Captain Dan Brinkman says 17-year old Louis Amelinckx of Sturgeon Bay told his mother early Monday that he was going for a walk… Captain Brinkman says two “persons of interest” have been questioned about the first leg of the teen’s journey… Over the past few days, … Continue reading

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Lasee Discusses Sturgeon Bay Waterfront

State Senator Frank Lasee says he has taken no action to set in motion legislation in Madison that could clarify how filled-in waterfront property should be considered in the future. The status of the high water mark on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront was the crux of a lawsuit brought by a group opposed to a proposed hotel. In answer to a caller’s question, Lasee … Continue reading

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SBPD Reminding Drivers of New Disabled Parking Spot on 3rd Ave

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is reminding residents and visitors that a new disabled parking stall has been added on Michigan Street downtown, just before north Third Avenue. The parking spot is the last one before the crosswalk and the required signage is on the nearby lamp post. Recently, officers have seen increased use of the stall by unauthorized drivers, resulting in the issuance of … Continue reading

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ESL Program Helps Fully Integrate Students at Gibraltar

Programs at Gibraltar Schools are working on several levels to help students from families that don’t speak English become proficient in the language as they go through their learning experience in Fish Creek. Shaun Young is involved in Gibraltar’s English as a second language and bilingual programs. He says, in many cases, the students have already been exposed to English… Harvey says the goal is … Continue reading

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Sparks From Burning Barrel Ignite Hay Bales in Friday Afternoon

Thirty five to forty large round bales of hay were destroyed in a fire Friday afternoon at the Irv Cornette property at 1781 Idlewild Road, near County H, in the Town of Nasewaupee. Assistant Southern Door Fire Chief Randy Massart says it appears that sparks from a burning barrel without a screen ignited the hay located about 30 feet from buildings. Ten units and more … Continue reading

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Clean Water Access Bill Introduced by Representative Kitchens

A “clean water access” bill, sponsored by State Representative Joel Kitchens and State Senator Rob Cowles, has been introduced in the state legislature. In a statement released Thursday, Kitchens said the legislation will provide relief and access to clean water, a basic right that most of us take for granted. He said the karst geo-region of Wisconsin is characterized by shallow soils over limestone bedrock … Continue reading

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Fire Destroys Kangaroo Lake Home Wednesday Evening

A home in Baileys Harbor sustained significant damage in a fire Wednesday evening. The Baileys Harbor Fire Department was alerted to the blaze at 7432 West Kangaroo Lake Road shortly after 6:15PM. The first firefighters on scene saw flames emanating from the structure. Close to four dozen firemen responded to the call and northern door mutual aid was activated. In addition to the fire, crews … Continue reading

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Room Tax Dollars Fuel Marketing for Door County

The Door County Visitor Bureau is constantly working on ways to market Door County to the world. Michelle Rasmusson, the tourism agency’s Director of Marketing and Sales, says the ability to implement a marketing plan is directly related to the number of room tax dollars captured every year… Rasmussen says getting the word out often comes down to finding new sources to tap into. She … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

Following a tradition going back close to 20 years, the 2017 Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Sturgeon Bay will be held Saturday. The event begins at 11AM. Paige Funkhauser of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center says there’s still time to sign up for the event… Funkhauser says the parade route will be similar to previous years… The parade will come to an end in the … Continue reading

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Disruption at Council Meeting Leads to Short Recess

Verbal jousting between Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham and some of his critics during the public comment portion of the city council meeting Tuesday led to a five minute recess and the ejection of a member of the audience. The mayor was attacked by critics who contended that he was at fault for the impasse involving a waterfront hotel. At one point, the mayor countered … Continue reading

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